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. >> he was one of the most influential men in afghanistan. he was president of kandahar provincial council and of course half brother to the president of afghanistan and that gave him additional power. people in kandahar said you couldn't get anything done without going through him. his brother the president of afghanistan said his death is a reflection of the suffering of the afghan people. but l he was plagued by allegations throughout his political career that he was corrupt. and that he was also involved in the drug trade. these are allegations he denied. but those allegations floating out there serve to undermine u.s. and nato effort to create a stable government in afghanistan. and it also comes at a very bad time as the u.s. tries to draw back soldiers from afghanistan. highlighting the success they have had militarily in kandahar and in helman professor since. his death shows instability still exist ins those areas. this is abc news, afghanistan. >>> it was in afghanistan that one soldier displayed great courage and today president obama annualed his sacrifice. >>
died in afghanista afghanistan. sergeant was killed by a rocket propelled grenade on tuesday. his father told us that he died defending his men. he was married with two young sons. amber was career soldier. he joined the military when just 20. sergeant amber was 36 years ol old. he leaves behind a wife and 2 young i sons. >> meanwhile pentagon announced today it will immediately start accepting applications from openly gay recruit and will stop enforcing the don't ask don't tell policy. today moratorium follow as ruling wednesday by the 9th circuit court of appeals in san francisco ordering the defense department to stop enforcing that law. court said that prohibiting openly gay troops is unconstitutional because it treats gay americans differently. >> and new state law says electronic cyberbullying will not be tolerated. cyberbullying prevention bill allows school officials to suspend students who post abusive message on social networking site. prior to this state anti-bullying law didn't expressly include those kinds of messages. bill author san jose assembly woman campo
defense gold medal. they with honored for rescuing a french helicopter crew in afghanistan last month after the french helicopter crashed in bad weather. captain mosier guided that mission. >>> and soldier from san francisco got home come he deserved today after so many years. eduardo tool died in germany during world war ii but he has been missing in action ever since. today o'toole welcomed home by veteran group. vick lee takened the service. if [ taps] officials heavy mist with gray if feel over the schlts he came home 66 years after killed in world war ii. he was identified through his dog tag and dental records. newspaper obit said o'toole had no surviving family members. that struck a chord with pat fichlt read it in the paper. and i thought there's no way i'm going to let him be buried with no one here. >>reporter: so she called her other friends. friends lake mag. >> when pat mentioned it at lunch i said i want to go. >>reporter: in fact she wore the navy necklace her dad gave her mom at the end of world war ii. >> just felt appropriate to wear it and be here. >>reporter
to veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. it ace program specifically designed for female vets. here's health and science reporter carolyn johnson. >> so i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality about travel through all parts of you. >> army veteran is learning to manage emotion that have haunted her for months. diagnosed with ptsd after her return from iraq she says the adjustment back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i'll be somewhere let's say say for instance in a mall or something and then i'll see myself back in iraq. >> then imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >>reporter: the session isn't taking place at the va as you might expect. it's part of a program being organized by the institute for health and healing at california pacific francisco. counselor davenport says the institute integrates variety of alternative therap therapies from this session known as guided imagery to massage and acupuncture your treatment. >> then we have a whole array of classes including yoga, tai chi, chicago gong various
. he died when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan on july 5th. sergeant amber whether served in the marine corps before joining the army leaves behind a wife and 2 son sons. patriots guard riders and police officers took part in the funeral procession. >> large dust storm swept through the phoenix area this afternoon for the second time in last couple weeks. gigantic cloud blanketed the region if you should by 50 miles an hour winds. whale it is fascinating to look at, strange and erie as well some medical experts warn of the potential health risk posed by the storms. they do more than get the car dirty. doctors say the dust can trigger valley fever a flu like illness inhaling airborne fungus superior picked up by the desert soil and blown around seen here. >> well, on to something else. every new parent knows you say you are having a boy you gate lot of blue baby gift of. if it's a girl you get pitching. but where exactly does that tradition come from? and is it starting to change? andrea has some answers. >>reporter: greg 6-year-old son started reaching for pin
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